I took a look back in time on my WordPress blog posts to figure out when I wrote my very, very first article.
It was October 6, 2011, and my very first blog post, “Mom came up with the idea first..,” was my very first entry. It was for a news site I ran called Cartoon Daily News.
That post was definitely not my best post. But, it was a start and it was a good, humble beginning.
Blogging and writing online gave me the opportunity to express myself in ways that I never thought possible.
I also had a chance to give my thoughts and ideas and to integrate some of my doodles and drawings. Because of blogging, I really began to start investigating and discovering various interests that I have had for a long, long time.
Then, there’s blogging for the purpose of figuring out how to get out of the job I absolutely hated. I was working full-time in a cubicle job at a major bank, doing a job that was neither my area of interest or my skill set. I was making a LOT of money. But I was utterly miserable.
Writing and blogging helped me survive that period of my life. Blogging also helped me find the way back to my God-given gifts and talents. I’ve always been a storyteller. In fact, if I didn’t have the chance to write and blog and express myself, I would probably be worse off.
I fell in love with blogging and writing online so much that I realized that it was time to start looking for work that would allow me to write more. Fast forward to the time I’m writing this blog post — working for a local newspaper not far from Dallas.
Blogging also gave me a chance to share my faith, something I take very seriously. There’s a lot of people who need inspiration, encouragement and uplifting. So, blogging over the years afforded me the chance to share thoughts and messages that hopefully made a difference in the lives of others.